French Grammar

The French grammar allows you to manipulate the vocabulary to obtain multiple forms of a word. The grammatical rules below are the most important in French and help connect words or shape the structure. We start with the prepositions:

And: et  Audio Under: sous  Audio
Before: avant  Audio After: après  Audio
Inside: à l'intérieur  Audio Outside: à l'extérieur  Audio
With: avec  Audio But: mais  Audio
For: pour  Audio From: à partir de  Audio
To: à  Audio In: dans  Audio

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To ask questions, use the following:

What?: quoi ?  Audio Who?: qui ?  Audio
How?: comment ?  Audio Why?: pourquoi ?  Audio
Where?: où ?  Audio

Some of the most important time adverbs:

Never: jamais  Audio Rarely: rarement  Audio
Sometimes: parfois  Audio Usually: habituellement  Audio
Always: toujours  Audio Very: très  Audio

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Most commonly used pronouns in French:

I: je  Audio You: tu (friendly), vous (polite)  Audio
He: il  Audio She: elle  Audio
We: nous  Audio They: ils (masc.), elles (fem.)  Audio

To express the possession of something [possessive form]:

My: mon  Audio Your: ton (sing.), votre (sing. polite), vos (plur.)   Audio
His: son  Audio Her: sa  Audio
Our: notre  Audio Their: leur  Audio

Some random verbs to show how it's being used:

I speak English: je parle anglais  Audio
You speak French: vous parlez français  Audio
He speaks German: il parle allemand  Audio
She speaks Italian: elle parle italien  Audio
I visited France: j'ai visité la france  Audio
I will drink milk: je boirai du lait  Audio


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Some extra grammatical structures:

I understand you: je vous comprends  Audio
I don't understand you: je ne vous comprends pas  Audio
I don't speak French: je ne parle pas français  Audio
This is my house: voici ma maison  Audio
That restaurant is far: ce restaurant est loin  Audio
No problem: aucun problème  Audio

The above French grammar can provide tools to use in coordination with the French vocabulary to obtain some popular French phrases.

French Phrases

French Vocabulary


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Did you know? Grammar can help you increase your vocabulary dramatically. Grammar is like a tool which helps you manipulate words in a sentence by changing the shape and location of a word to create something new out of the old one.